Inspiration usually comes in the most unexpected ways. For Sweden-based graphic designer Sedki Alimam, his latest character illustration involved a trip to IKEA. He was about to assemble a piece of furniture when the iconic character in the brand’s instruction manual gave him the idea for his next series. Called ‘IKEA Man’, the series reimagines […]
Tumblr artist ‘Tango’ shows the silliness in ordinary, everyday situations through his amusing illustrations. The artist uses the different body parts of cats, dogs, penguins, pigs, and sometimes even inanimate objects, to create simple but stunning images. It’s a bit bizarre at first – talking about the unexpected punchlines – but you’ll get hooked eventually! […]
Javier Perez, an illustrator based in Ecuador, usually incorporates random objects into his drawings. One illustration shows a porcupine with screws for its spikes, another shows a cowboy with a pair of pliers as his pants.
Every little girl looks up to Disney’s princesses and even dreams of becoming just like them. That’s why it’s completely baffling why the company’s formative films still enforce outdated or unrealistic standards, especially when it comes to a woman’s body. After seeing how these standards are still perpetuated in the film, ‘Frozen’, Emmy Award-winning illustrator […]
How can we run away in fear from famous movie monsters when they’re this cute? Chicago-based artist Alex Solis has created an adorable series re-imagining horror characters as babies. Called ‘Baby Terrors’, the series includes not-so-menacing babies like Hannibal Lecter, Jason, Pinhead, Pennywise, and Leatherface.
If only we had these sooner! UK-based artist James Chapman teaches us meaningful life lessons in a series he recently did for BuzzFeed. Illustrating the iconic style of IKEA instruction guides, he gives us the lowdown on what to do in certain situations. For instance, when you’re in a job interview, it’s best not to […]
Gotta vote them all! Utah-based designer and illustrator Brandon Dayton has created a series that finally gives us a reason to say ‘aww’ to politicians: Pokemon U.S. Presidents.
Who knew the Starbucks mermaid could also be Colonel Sanders, Thomas the Train, and Goku? Instead of throwing out his used coffee cups, artist Soo Min Kim reuses them as his canvas. Armed with a green marker, he carefully dabs in the details in and around the mermaid’s face, turning her completely into a different […]
Back in 2013 we brought your attention to the wonderful work of illustrator Liz Climo (read the original post here). Well, now she’s back, and she has a whole book of hilarious animal comics!
In 1947, famous comic strip artists drew their characters blindfolded. The results are not too shabby!
In a 1947 issue of Life Magazine, 10 comic strip artists were invited to draw their respective characters blindfolded. The results? Not too bad, if we do say so ourselves! Bill Freyse’s Major Hoople, Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy, and Zack Mosley’s Smilin’ Jack, all were quite accurate. The others, on the other hand, looked like Picasso paintings […]
19-year-old graphic designer Cassandra perfectly captures the problems women encounter with their hair through a series of illustrations. In the series, she pits her hair expectations (usually in the form of TV commercial-worthy hair) against its harsh realities (often tangled, hard to manage, and downright frustrating to fix.) No wonder it takes forever for women […]
Your dream of becoming a mad scientist is now one step closer, thanks to illustrator Ed Harrington’s IKEA-style instruction manuals on how to make movie monsters. Inspired by the wordless, line-drawn instruction manuals of the Swedish furniture company, Harrington illustrates the origins – and assembly process – of well-known bad guys like Alien, Jason Voorhees, and Cenobites.
Argentina-based artist Martin Feijoo takes cloud spotting to the next level by drawing on them to make them look entirely something else. On his website, ‘Shaping Clouds Project’, he posts illustrations of dinosaurs, birds, and spaceships, which were all inspired by the cloud formations he’s seen in his travels.
Who knew a slice of orange could also be a slice of pizza? Or that a soda can tab can be a penguin? Toronto-based engineering student Hyemi Jeong takes ordinary, everyday items and gives them a fresh perspective by drawing around them. Some of her works include a croc with a clip for a mouth, […]